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post #11 of 23
Return the 560ti, imo. Keep the 275 for now and wait for BF3 -- then you'll know if Kepler is out or if the 580 3gb will be fine. Either way, you save some money and get the newest tech, or get a better deal on a 580.
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Three gigabytes.
    
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Kepler will be out in a loong time, don't plan on it. I think we'll hear something by fall and the proper release will be december/january or even later.
     
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Kepler will be out in a loong time, don't plan on it. I think we'll hear something by fall and the proper release will be december/january or even later.
Agreed, do not wait. Buy now.
    
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post #15 of 23
3GB will give you much more breathing room. You can get away with 1.5GB but there are some situations where you'll be VRAM limited. I've broken 1.5GB usage at 2560x1440 personally.

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also, how is palit? could save some money by getting their version of whichever card i end up getting.
I'll vouch for Palit. I just went through a double RMA through them and it was pretty painless. The turn around time was actually faster than I've experienced with MSI, and they shipped brand new, retail boxed cards instead of refurbs.
post #16 of 23
I think a single 580 at that res isn't going to be all that awe inspiring. If your 560 is a 2gb model I'd just stick it out until Kepler, one or the other... I'd rather wait for the faster card than get the slower one sooner. Its not like you won't be able to play every game out there currently with your 560, you'll just have to use slightly lower settings - but a single 580 isn't going to be all that much faster anyways.
    
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post #17 of 23
2 x 560 2GB is around the same price, and would have considerably more power. 2GB is perfectly adequate for that resolution too.
    
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post #18 of 23
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2 x 560 2GB is around the same price, and would have considerably more power. 2GB is perfectly adequate for that resolution too.
This. The 580's are great but have a price premium.

@Booty, glad to see your RMA is over
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post #19 of 23
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This. The 580's are great but have a price premium.

@Booty, glad to see your RMA is over
Haha thanks! Me too!

I actually tried gaming on my Intel HD 3000... never again.
post #20 of 23
If it was me (and it sorta is ) i'd wait and get kepler.. its not too far away, and battlefield 3 aint even out yet.

Personally i'm waiting for kepler. I hope that its gonna be kick ass (its probably not worse)
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